This week, it’s Rashomon week on Blister. Our guest today is Austin Smith, the co-founder of Season Eqpt and the man in charge of the snowboard side at Season, while his co-founder, Eric Pollard, oversees the ski side.
Today you’ll get to hear Austin’s perspective on Season and their 21/22 snowboard lineup (plus a whole bunch of other topics), and then this Friday over on our GEAR:30 podcast, you’ll get to hear Eric offer his perspective on the development of Season and their 21/22 ski lineup.
TOPICS & TIMES
- First conversations about Season Eqpt (7:44)
- When did you & Eric Pollard meet? (10:07)
- Your snowboarding influences growing up? (12:38)
- Gear & design qualities you look for (16:21)
- Boards, boots, & bindings: rank ‘em (27:22)
- Fire Truck customization (30:22)
- Season’s 1st Season (34:22)
- Season’s snowboard lineup (36:59)
- Reasoning behind the black top sheets? (42:47)
- Best question I haven’t asked you? (46:16)
- Telemark skiing (47:34)
1 comment on “Season Eqpt Co-Founder, Austin Smith, on Snowboarding, Telemarking, Comfy Boots, & Fire Truck Customization (Ep.182)”
So super stoked to support this company and preordered the Forma in a 153 with but wear a size 11.5 ThirtyTwo 3XD boot and debating on going to the 159 just for waist width. Normally ride a Jones Explorer 158W regular and splitboard but supposed to size down on the Forma. Jones 158w waist is 26.2 and 153 Forma is 26.7, Forma 159 is 27.45 but their boot sizing recommends 9.5+ on the 153 and 10.5+ on the 159. I also weigh 170lbs and 153 range is 150-200lbs and 159 is 180+lbs.
So my struggle is do I properly size down to the 153 which is also the better weight range or go to the 159 based on boot size. The ThirtyTwo’s do seem to run a half size smaller then my old Van Infuse 11’s.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks